The Disinformation Project which is funded by SSHRC and the Digital Citizen Initiative has created significant research to date. This work reflects the growing issue of disinformation and conspiracy theories on the internet, including fake news and the political and ideological impact of right-wing extremists in Canada. Partnering with institutions such as Universities of British Columbia, Ryerson and Concordia, the Disinformation Project has explored research on pertinent online issues both domestically and internationally.
- Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Insight Development Grant, 2019-2021, Fake News perceptions and discourses on social media and Canadian mainstream media (completed).
- Canadian Heritage & SSHRC, the Digital Citizen Contribution Program, 2020-2021, Canadian Disinformation Research Network. Collaboration between Ryerson, SFU, and Concordia Universities (completed).
- The Digital Citizen Contribution Program- Department of Heritage, 2021-2022, Understanding hate groups’ narratives and conspiracy theories in traditional and alternative social media (completed).
- Social Science & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Partnership Engage Grant, 2021-2022, Shooting the Messenger: Credibility Attacks Against Journalists, with the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Atlantic Council's DFRLab, and PEN Canada (ongoing).